Re: BCP97bis

Scott Bradner <sob@sobco.com> Fri, 15 October 2021 19:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: BCP97bis
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RFC 1818 is not a good reference for BCPs - RFC 2026 is the better one

Scott

> On Oct 15, 2021, at 1:12 PM, Murray S. Kucherawy <superuser@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Colleagues,
> 
> I've got a draft that seeks to update BCP 97, which is the guidance around how we handle normative downward references.  It's currently made up of three separate RFCs and an erratum, so this will consolidate those into a single document.  The main mission here, though, is to update the guidance around normative references to external documents, especially those behind paywalls.
> 
> The draft is being sponsored by Erik Kline and can be found in the datatracker here:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-kucherawy-bcp97bis/
> 
> Feedback is welcome, either on this thread or to me or Erik directly.  If people are generally happy with it as-is, we can initiate Last Call before IETF 112 begins next month.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -MSK, ART AD